first_imgFormer India captains Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly believe that recently-retired cricketers like Anil Kumble must play a bigger role in the functioning of the BCCI, in order to safeguard the future of Indian cricket.Speaking to Aaj Tak, both legends were of the opinion that former players getting involved in cricketing matters will only help in avoiding disastrous tours like the just-concluded winless trip to England.”He (Kumble) heads the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and has had a great record as a cricketer. The Board should involve him more while making cricketing decisions,” said Ganguly, India’s most successful Test captain.Kapil went a step ahead and wanted Kumble to be a part of the team selection process. “I don’t know the technicalities about whether he will have to leave the post of state cricket association president to become a selector, but surely having a player like him as the chairman of the selection committee will be a great asset,” Kapil said.However, the retention of K Srikkanth – a member of Kapil’s 1983 World Cup-winning side – has not impressed his former skipper.”Even though he is a dear friend, I believe that rules should not have been changed to retain him (Srikkanth). We should neither give credit for this year’s World Cup win to the selectors nor hold them responsible for the humiliation in England recently. I believe that change is good and now that he (Srikkanth) has performed his duties, he should have moved on to other things in life,” said Kapil.advertisementlast_img

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